Green Cloud Technologies in Greenville, South Carolina is another example of a green business in the region. One of the reasons is that they are partners with Carbonfund.org and help their customers go green as well.
Along with Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree® Partner program, Green Cloud Technologies plants a tree for each of their customers each quarter of the business year. They encourage companies to calculate their carbon footprint and participate in Carbonfund.org’s “third-party certified projects for forest preservation and improved local environments.”
Through their Plant-a-Tree Initiative Program over 1500 trees were purchased for reforestation projects in 2014. The CEO of Green Cloud, Shay Houser, said “Not only do we provide environmentally friendly solutions for your data, Green Cloud also cares about preserving the world’s ‘green’ habitat. We donate one tree per customer every quarter. “
Technology statistics that point to the necessity for reliable data services are mind blowing. Users who depend on 1.75 billion smartphones in the world for almost everything and 182 billion email messages would be lost without them. 78 percent of physicians based outside of a hospital and 59 percent of hospitals could not access patient’s electronic health records of vital medical information for office visits or medical emergencies.
In February 2014 during Winter Storm Pax when 487,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Southeast including over 350,000 in South Carolina, 100,000 in Georgia, and 58,000 in North Carolina, all of Green Cloud Technologies’ customer base using cloud virtual server and disaster recovery solutions were operational throughout the week and critical business applications continued to run.
Green Cloud Technologies was named one of the top 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors of 2014 by CRN for its disaster recovery and business continuity solution and included in the top 20 coolest cloud
infrastructure. This is an annual list recognizing the most innovative cloud vendors and solutions that address unique needs of the channel industry.
As a simple explanation of what cloud computing is, a company’s applications, operating systems, and hardware systems used to bring applications like email to a halt when one part failed from a burned out CPU fan to a virus in the operating software. According to ZDNet.com, computer hardware failure causes 55 percent of all data disasters while 22 percent are human error.
Cloud computing through redundancy of copies of the components keeps the applications running by automatically jumping to the next copy when one part fails. It does a lot more than that, but it basically protects data and systems from totally crashing and getting lost. Watch Introduction to Cloud Computing on Youtube for more details.
The Green Cloud building is also green in its location near the Swamp Rabbit Trail and offering bike racks and on-site locker rooms for employees. Contact Green Cloud Technologies, LLC, 11 University Ridge, Suite 201, Greenville, SC 29601 at 864.214.0913 or 877.465.1217.